The 2013 Reshaping Rochester series opens with a lecture on the role of urban design in creating vibrant downtowns, led by Urban3 Principal Joseph Minicozzi and Rochester Downtown Development Corporation President Heidi Zimmer-Meyer.
Ms. Zimmer-Meyer, President, Rochester Downtown Development Corp, will share her experiences leading economic revitalization in downtown Rochester.
Mr. Minicozzi, AICP, Principal, Urban3, LLC, Asheville, North Carolina, will analyze the financial viability of current development strategies and the implications for municipal governments.
Reshaping Rochester Series
Our annual lecture series features a blue-ribbon roster of innovative thinkers, practitioners and leaders who come to Rochester to share their ideas and experience with us.
Reshaping Rochester focuses on the efforts, strategies and successes accomplished by cities that face similar challenges to ours: downtown revitalization, preserving the character of our neighborhoods and communities, creating mixed-use centers and walkable commercial districts, and enlisting community involvement.